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Re: ubuntu-gnome-desktop-minimal metapackage?


I support a minimal version that includes only the packages essential
to start a gnome graphical session
I have already created a custom version of ubuntu 10.04
My proposal is to include only those packages and their dependencies


only english language

and add some other package for installation of other programs
and something else


2012/11/16  <shuihuzhuan@xxxxxxx>:
> Hello,
> I would like to switch my config from ubuntu to ubuntu-gnome, but the metapackage has too much dependencies (even if I don't install recommends).
> Could there be something like a "minimal" metapackage with just the branding, gdm, gnome-shell and few needed dependencies for a basic desktop to work (and maybe even without fallback)? The choice of apps is a matter of taste so could stay outside of that metapackage.
> For the background of that request, I've made a slick custom install of gnome-shell since ubuntu switched to Unity with just what I (think I) need. I could continue to do that, but sometime I may miss basic things for some functionality to work (usually when I distupgrade) and I would prefer to rely on an official metapackage.
> Moreover, I would like to show that there's an interest to develop this flavour of ubuntu.
> Thanks
> PS : do you know why rhythmbox isn't up to date in the gnome3 ppa? I use the webupd8 ppa for that purpose and the last version works well in 12.10
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